Donna Stephenson, MD

Donna Stephenson, MD

Donna Stephenson, MD, is an attending physician and Medical Director of Operations and Outreach for the Division of Neurology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Brandywine Valley; Specialty Care, Lancaster
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA


Neurology and Child Neurology - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Board Certification

Headache Medicine
Child Neurology

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Medical Director of Operations and Outreach

Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Vernau BT, Stephenson DJ. Delayed Onset Abducens Palsy in a Concussed Child. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Jan;17(1):20-22. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000442. No abstract available.


Gofshteyn JS, Stephenson DJ. Diagnosis and Management of Childhood Headache. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2016 Feb;46(2):36-51. doi: 10.1016/j.cppeds.2015.11.003. Epub 2015 Dec 29. Review. 

Awards and Honors

2017, Top Doctor, Philadelphia Magazine
2015, Award for Resident Teaching, University of Pennsylvania Department of Neurology
2015, Top Doctor, Mainline Today

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2018-2019, Associate Editor, Archives of Disease in Childhood

Academic and institutional committees

2015-present, Executive Committee for Division of Neurology
2015-present, Section Head of Community Neurology
2011-present, Care Model Migraine Clinical Pathway Committee
20I0-present, Care Model Steering Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

American Academy of Neurology
Child Neurology Society